Dive Cabarete
Dive Cabarete
5
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Dive Cabarete, a PADI Dive Shop is based just outside Cabarete in Sosúa Bay. We offer daily scuba diving for certified divers, as well as snorkelling trips. We also offer a full range of PADI dive courses from Open Water up to Divemaster. Join us for a Discover Scuba Dive Experience, with no certification required! Our knowledgeable and experienced guides and instructors will ensure you have a safe, unforgettable dive experience in the beautiful waters of Sosúa bay.
Sosua, Dominican Republic
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2023

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Eleni
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Friends
My friends and I completed our PADI Open Water Diver certification at Dive Cabarete. From start to finish the shop was extremely communicative even before we arrived. Our instructor Charles was an amazing and extremely helpful. He made sure we walked away with all the skills we needed and was patient and informative throughout the process. After completing the necessary skills for certification we were able to have a fun dive where we got to see the beautiful underwater of Sosua Bay. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. From the experienced captain to wonderful instructors, I would highly recommend this shop to anyone looking to dive in the area.
Written February 24, 2022
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Eleni, Thanks for your review! All 3 of you guys were a blast to teach, and I enjoyed our course from start to finish. Seeing the three of you with perfect trim and body position after all your hard work was awesome! I hope we can welcome you guys back for more adventures in the ocean very soon! All the best, Charles & The Dive Cabarete Team
Written February 28, 2022
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Tas S
London, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Solo
Great dive shop in Sosua. The team here are really helpful, nice and fun! Very accommodating when I needed to delay the morning dive. Thank you again. Did my dives with Ema, and she was great, very calm and informative during the dives, spotting as many little sea critters as she could! It was a pleasure diving with you!
Written January 28, 2022
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Hello there, Thank you for writing a review. We are very glad that you enjoyed your experience with Ema and our staff team, and that you saw some interesting critters! We hope to welcome you back to Dive Cabarete soon! The Dive Cabarete Team
Written February 28, 2022
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Bernardo S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Me and my partner did the Open Water Diving certification with Mike and it was amazing. It was a very small group and Mike's calmness and joyful explanations made everyone feel safe and at ease. Even before we got to DR, Bel was helping us through getting the e-learning done prior to our trip and clarified all the arrangements.

If this is your first time dipping your toes in saltwater and you're looking for a well run, safe and enjoyable experience, look for Bel and Mike at Dive Cabarete!
Written July 5, 2021
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Thank you, Bernardo! It was our absolute pleasure to introcude your guys into the wonderful world of Scuba. Keep on diving! :)
Written July 8, 2021
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Lupine Aumack
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
I don’t even know where to start. I had such an amazing, life changing experience learning to dive under the expertise of Ana and Charles, and I will forever carry those memories. I began with the Discover Scuba course, which was very fun and professional, and an amazing glimpse into everything that diving has to offer. After that, I decided to learn more about diving to get my open water certification, which was one of the best decisions of my life! I am so endlessly grateful to Ana, Charles and Dive Cabarete for teaching me to dive. Ana supported me throughout the process, guiding me to ace my exams and become a confident diver. She worked with my school schedule to find times that worked for me so that I would be able to complete my certification. I have since gone to two different dive sites in countries other than the Dominican Republic, and felt totally capable of my abilities. I had such an amazing time learning and Ana is truly an awesome human being who I’m happy to call a friend. I loved every second of my course and time at Dive Cabarete with Ana. Everything was always safe, fun and professional. I would highly recommend it to any returning divers or those who want to learn!
Written February 11, 2023
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Hello Lupine! Thank you for writing such a heartfelt and detailed review. You and your whole family were a pleasure to have in the shop, and are ALWAYS welcome! Ana absolutely loved teaching you, and we all look forward to seeing where you go and what you do with your certification! Wishing you, Steffan and all the family the best. The Dive Cabarete Team
Written February 22, 2023
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Gwen L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Just did a couple of dives here a couple of weeks ago. Mike and Belle, who run the shop and guide dives, are absolute gems! They made getting back in the water again super easy and were very diligent about sterilizing all of the shared equipment. I was quite impressed with their dive experience.

Just a note, apparently it's not common to be able to go diving out of Sousa at any dive shop on a Sunday, so plan ahead!
Written June 23, 2021
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Tim M
Charleston, SC2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Ana and Charles went out of their way to be helpful, professional and caring for our two teens who were in the process of being PADI certified. Although we couldn't dive with them on our final day due to being ill, they nonetheless continued to provide support. You can't go wrong with Dive Cabarete!
Written April 17, 2023
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Hello Tim! Thank you for taking the time to write a review! It was such a shame that you guys couldn't make it to your diving day, but we had a blast teaching Oliver and Tessia in the pool. We hope you'll be back for more adventures soon! All the best, The Dive Cabarete Team
Written May 4, 2023
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Michael J
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
My teenagers (14 and 17 years old) got their Open Water Certification with Caro and loved it. Caro was thoughtful with a good emphasis on safety and respect for the environment. My wife dove both with Nelson who is terrific and knows the dive spots intimately as he grew up in Sosua, and Caro with our kids. All around a great dive experience that we look forward to repeating!
Written February 25, 2020
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Ramyn
Kirkland, WA7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Friends
I am a beginner Diver First time here at Dominican Republic .
Mike and Bella make me feel very comfortable and safe Mike teach me meGreat techniques to use underwater and boost up my confidence and skills.
I definitely recommend this tire shop Mike and Bella and I look forward to come back in the near future to visit them ♥️♥️
Written May 27, 2021
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IreeX
Buchanan, NY148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I originally took the Discover Scuba dive 1 year ago at Dive Cabarete.
That was when I caught the scuba dive bug, In October of 2019 I got Open Water certified in Kauai.
I took my 4 mandatory dives there with an awesome dive master Kate.
Returning to Sousa for vacation I knew I had to go back to Dive Cabarete!
Nelson the dive master took awesome care of me and helped me to start to master neutral buoyancy.
So my 5 and 6th dives as an Open Water certified diver were back at the dive shop where it all began.
Thanks Nelson and the crew at Dive Cabarete!
Highly recommended!!!
Written February 21, 2020
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jgipsonpsyd
California25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
Absolutely wonderful! Both of the managers of this shop were super nice and helpful with every question or concern we had. Unfortunately my partner took on some saltwater and it made him nauseous, but I still dove and had the time of my life feeling like a fish myself! It was the experience of a lifetime! Also they’re eco-conscious and friendly so that was nice too. 100% would do it again! They even offered to certify me if I had stayed in the DR long enough. Guess I’ll have to come back!!
Written July 18, 2020
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